Sometime earlier, I got to participate in this wonderful competition that asked us to write about “what does it mean to be a teacher”. The compositon had to be exactly 100 words; no more no less!
It was organized by the British Counsel (ELTPN) here in Oman. I found the idea very intruigiung and worth trying, so I decided to jump in!
Although I haven’t got the prize, but I think that I came up with something worth sharing with you. So here you go, this is my entry; unabridged ofcourse 🙂 :
In the classroom, looking at the young, aspiring, and motivated young lot of tomorrow, is where teachers ultimately know how much they’re worth, to the whole world. Teaching is one of those jobs that you believe would, cosmologically, affect the globe somehow; even though you’re not quite sure how. It’s that deep hidden impact that no one can deny. Interestingly, teachers “learn” from what they teach; and they mostly achieve that through their students. Above all, teachers are not merely educators, or enthusiastic passers of knowledge. They are, in fact, mind-healers, emotional fixers, morality-protectors, life-changers, and they are, unmistakably, generation-raisers!
What do you think?